WaterBriefs: Watts Water Technologies CEO resigns

Also in this report: Pressure, temperature switches receive FM, CSA approval; Black & Veatch expands West Coast presence; Mass flow meter meets Profibus DP/PA standards, includes DTM; Control Microsystems opens US headquarters; Misumi updates websites; Boston area water treatment firm named top small workplace; Design tool to help protect ships, infrastructure from threats; WinWholesale opens four locations; Mott MacDonald Group announces new Board appointments;...

In other news below:
-- Pressure, temperature switches receive FM, CSA approval
-- Black & Veatch expands West Coast presence
-- Mass flow meter meets Profibus DP/PA standards, includes DTM
-- Control Microsystems opens US headquarters
-- Misumi updates websites
-- Boston area water treatment firm named top small workplace
-- Design tool to help protect ships, infrastructure from threats
-- WinWholesale opens four locations
-- Mott MacDonald Group announces new Board appointments
-- EPA provides guidelines on two grant programs
-- Bio Solutions signs lease agreement for R&D facility

Watts Water Technologies CEO resigns
NORTH ANDOVER, MA, Oct. 2, 2007 -- Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced recently that William D. Martino has resigned as Chief Operating Officer and President of North American and Asian Operations effective September 30, 2007.

Patrick S. O'Keefe, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Bill has been an integral member of the Company's senior management team. We appreciate Bill's commitment and service to the Company over the past two years and wish him much success in his future endeavors."

Ernest E. Elliott, the company's Executive Vice President of Marketing, will fill Martino's role until a permanent replacement has been identified.

Among other recent headlines:

Pressure, temperature switches receive FM, CSA approval
HOUSTON, TX, Oct. 2, 2007 -- K-TEK LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art level instrumentation, announced at ISA Expo 2007 that its BETA line of pressure and temperature switches has received FM and CSA approval...

Black & Veatch expands West Coast presence
OVERLAND PARK, KS, Oct. 3, 2007 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has expanded its presence in the Western United States by adding power delivery talent to its Irvine, Calif., office...

Mass flow meter meets Profibus DP/PA standards, includes DTM
SAN MARCOS, CA, Oct. 2, 2007 -- The FlexMASSter® ST98 Flow Meter Series from Fluid Components International now meets the Profibus-DP/-PA standards and includes its own Device Type Manager (DTM) software for use in large scale process and plant automation systems...

Control Microsystems opens US headquarters
DENVER, CO, Oct. 2, 2007 -- Control Microsystems (CMI), a global supplier of automation products for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) market, has opened a US headquarters in Denver, Colorado to provide focused sales and customer support in this fast-growing market...

Misumi updates websites
SCHAUMBURG, IL, Oct. 1, 2007 -- MISUMI USA, Inc. recently announced updates to its automation components and web ordering sites. Functional improvements include updates to its search engine and order processing systems, including a new quick order feature...

Boston area water treatment firm named top small workplace
WATERTOWN, MA, Oct. 1, 2007 -- Barclay Water Management, Inc. (Watertown, MA) has been named one of North America's Top Small Workplaces by The Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces of Evanston, Illinois. More than 800 organizations were nominated for this award, which recognizes exemplary small organizations with employee-engaging workplaces that provide exceptional opportunities for employee development and growth...

Design tool to help protect ships, infrastructure from threats
Mclean, VA, Oct. 1, 2007 -- Alion Science and Technology recently announced it has released a standalone version of MOTISS™, a software application that helps designers of large structures, including ships and buildings, improve defenses against threats...

WinWholesale opens four locations
DAYTON, OH, Oct. 1, 2007 -- WinWholesale Inc., one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors, has opened four locations in four of the industries in which it provides products to customers across the United States...

Mott MacDonald Group announces new Board appointments
Oct. 1, 2007 -- Mott MacDonald, a global management, engineering and development consultancy, has selected home-grown talent for new appointments to its Group Board tasked with doubling turnover in the next five years...

EPA provides guidelines on two grant programs
EPA recently issued a notice providing guidelines on the Award of United States-Mexico Border Program and Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program Grants Authorized by the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007. This notice provides information and guidelines on how the EPA will award and administer these programs in accordance with the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub. L. 110-5)...

Bio Solutions signs lease agreement for R&D facility
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2007 -- Bio Solutions Manufacturing Inc. announced that it has signed a commercial lease agreement for a Research and Development Center in Hawley, Pa. The initial task is to produce samples of ASTM-nationally approved bio-diesel from liquid brown trap grease over the next several weeks, and to then provide a suitable environment to demonstrate this process to haulers, blenders, and commercial and municipal waste disposal officials interested in turning this "messy nuisance" into a valuable resource...

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